Hussain Sajwani is among the most influential Arabs in the world due to his success in business and humanitarian activities. Sajwani is the Owner of the DAMAC Properties, a company that is leading in the private and commercial provision of properties in Dubai and the whole of Middle East.
Hussain Sajwani began his career by studying Industrial and Economics Engineering. When growing up, he showed some interest in the family business which he believes was paramount in learning the necessary skills of running a business. While in the university, he sold some time-share apartments to accumulate capital for his project.
Two years after his graduation, he realized he would acquire more wealth working for himself. This is when he used his savings and opened his catering venture. At the moment, the enterprise is having more than 200 projects and is serving CIS, Africa and the whole of Middle East with 150000 meals every day.
In 1990, there was a population influx in Dubai as a result of the business persons who came to conduct business in Emirates. During this time, Hussain built hotels to accommodate the growing number of Investors. In 2002 is when he realized that real estate was a gap that needed to be filled and began the DAMAC Properties.
Hussain says that most time in his work is spent on meeting with the management to get the updates of the business. He also ensures he communicates with his partners and the business community. He says in his line of business, having a good network is very important.
Hussain Sajwani draws his inspiration from visualizing how Dubai will be 10-20 years from now. This helps in bringing his ideas to life. He adds that he takes calculated risks but when he realizes the potential of a project he ensures he works hard enough to see it happen. Putting aside the fear of failure has helped him acquire multiple successes.
Hussain Sajwani has no regrets, in fact, given a chance he would change nothing in his series of evolution. He says that over the years he has made tough decisions, some good and some bad, looking back this is what has propelled him to the successful investor he is today.